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Snap, Tweet and Share: Transform Learning With Social Media

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Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 24, 3:00–4:00 pm
Location: W180

Jessica Herring   Ann Kozma   Dr. Michael Mills  
People's Choice winner. Discover how to integrate interactive multimedia to support student engagement and learning through the coordinated use of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. You'll create a social-media driven story of collaboration and learning and will leave with resources that help incorporate the model in your own teaching.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants can use any device that has access to the Internet to participate in the discussion. However, to really get the most out of the session, participants should have a smartphone with Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat loaded. This will be an interactive session in which participants will create along with the presenters.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

While there are many compelling models of dynamic classroom learning and professional development, this session stands apart as it offers participants an approach that combines the community building and resource sharing power of Twitter, the emotional resonance that Instagram can provide, and the motivational bursts that can be ignited through Snapchat. Learning should be framed as a story of common purpose with students and educators overcoming challenges, sharing successes, and inspiring others. Participants will model this approach by sharing their ISTE experience as a social-media driven story of collaboration, learning, and powerful relationships and will leave with resources that help them incorporate the model in their own classroom or professional development activities.


Content & Activities:

Participants will be given practical tips on how to incorporate social media in the various learning activities in their schools and learn how research supports this approach.

Participants will interact with the facilitators, other audience members, and the global community, through Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to demonstrate the multimodal ways social media can be used to define, illustrate, and curate teaching and learning in the classroom and professional learning for educators and administrators.

Brief Intro & Purpose of Session - 5 minutes

Defining A Common Vision through Storytelling - 15 minutes

Curation of Professional Learning Resources - 15 minutes

Using Videos and Images in Social Media to Illustrate the Learning Journey - 25 minutes

Motivation and Just-In-Time Learning through Snapchat and Instagram - 25 minutes

Formal Q&A and Final Thoughts - 5 minutes

Process: The session facilitators will illustrate the strategies shared in the session through direct audience interaction, with an expectation that audience members will share what they have created or curated with others during the workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to share personal learning journeys as well as collaborate with others during the session through posts made through Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat during the session.

Supporting research

Bayer, J. B., Ellison, N. B., Schoenebeck, S. Y., & Falk, E. B. (2016). Sharing the small moments: ephemeral social interaction on Snapchat. Information, Communication & Society, 19(7), 956-977.

Charteris, J., Gregory, S., & Masters, Y. (2014). Snapchat ‘selfies’: The case of disappearing data. eds.) Hegarty, B., McDonald, j., & Loke, S.. K., Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology, 389-393.

Hochman, N., & Schwartz, R. (2012, June). Visualizing instagram: Tracing cultural visual rhythms. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Social Media Visualization (SocMedVis) in conjunction with the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM–12) (pp. 6-9).

Hu, Y., Manikonda, L., & Kambhampati, S. (2014, June). What We Instagram: A First Analysis of Instagram Photo Content and User Types. In ICWSM.

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Jessica Herring, University of Central Arkansas
Ann Kozma, Flipgrid
Dr. Michael Mills, University of Central Arkansas

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